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A winters night

Jo Wooding 1970 (Auckland)

The leaves are gone
Just the evergreen
The most beautiful colours
Are now just a dream

The wind is bitter
The rain it stings
Icy gusts
Cant change these things

Snuggle up warm
Another blanket or two
No more jandals
Tis time for sock and shoe

Jacket outside
In rain or shine
A winters coat
Becomes your shrine

Don’t want to go out
Its snowing somewhere
Not on me
But I feel it in the air

Warm winter kisses
Cuddles with loved one
Laughing together
Ignoring cold and having fun

The fires lit
Another log goes on top
The dog on his mat
Turning his head to smell my chop

He knows there is a bone
A wee wink he gave
To remind me
The bone I must save

The cat at the door
Wants in then wants out
Argh make ya mind up
Before I start to shout

Dog lifts his head
As if to say
“I wasn’t letting you
In here to stay anyway

The noise of winter
On the window outside
Hear the wind whistles
As the rain starts to sideways glide

Grateful for a roof
And a nice warm bed
Somewhere to snuggle
And rest my head
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